Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Christmas Blur.

My neighborhood. Pinch me.

I've been so busy the past few months I haven't really had time to think about the holidays. This is a good thing for a few reasons, one very big one being the fact I'm not heading back home for Christmas... when you're in the throws of setting up home a million miles away, things can get expensive, quick. (I'm looking at you apartment deposits!) So my parents and I discussed it and though the offered many times to foot the bill for a flight home, I couldn't justify them spending that kind of money for such a thing. It is, after all, one of the pitfalls of moving abroad, and I knew this before. But knowing their offer alone means the world.

Speaking of, so many of my wonderful friends all over Europe have invited me to their homes, and every offer has brought legit tears to my eyes. But I have decided this year will be one where I really learn to be comfortable on my own. I like to think of it as my own Pacific Crest Trail. ;)

So I'll spend the next few days cooking, eating, sleeping, reading, and catching up with my one true love, Netflix.

Plus, of course, finally catching up on some posts for this space! Hooray!

And, someday, when I'm up to my eyeballs in wrapping presents and baking and keeping track of my babes, I'll look back on this time and smile. Because this is only a chapter of a much bigger story. 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

{Quote of the Week.}

You should always remember that who you are, and your lovability and kindness has nothing to do with the person you like and or love. Even if you don’t win their heart, and the feelings aren’t reciprocated, you will be a better person for trying, and you will find someone who will recognize that and love you for it. - unknown
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Popping in real quick...

Hi dear readers!

I hope you've had a wonderful start to Advent so far... I have been incredibly busy lately with my new job and getting used my new groove in Hamburg. (Read: finding out how to make it to the grocery stores after work before they close at 8 p.m...)

But things are good. Really good. 

For the first time in who knows how long, I am really, really proud of myself. And feel challenged. And am excited to get up in the morning. Oh, how much can change for the wonderful in just a short amount of time.

As for this space, I have no plans of giving it up anytime soon. I just seem to be lost in a sea of chaos at the moment (but the good kind of chaos, the best kind of chaos).

So for those who keep checking in, thank you. I'm working on a few posts for you, and in the meantime, had to share this beautiful comic by Lucy Knisely my friend Mackenzie showed me.

It gives me hope. Truly.



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Monday, November 10, 2014

{Quote of the Week.}

My beautiful Grandma Allen, 1950-something

I still remember the day the world took you back
and there was never time 
to thank you for the thousand scattered moments 
you left behind to watch us while we slept
Brian Andreas

Every.Single.Day.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

{Quote of the Week.}

Hamburg, October 2014, My daily route

“It doesn't matter what people tell you. It doesn't matter what they might say. Sometimes you have to leave home. Sometimes, running away means you're headed in the exact right direction.” - Alice Hoffman
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